Enhance, explore, enjoy

Park and trail updates are coming to East Gwillimbury this summer! We’re improving some public spaces to better serve our growing community and meet your needs. Throughout the summer temporary construction closures are scheduled to install new playground structures, expand parking, and improve our natural areas at some of our favorite parks and trails in EG.

EG’s park improvement projects are exciting, and we look forward to having you enjoy them once complete, however, to ensure everyone’s safety please follow posted signage and stay clear of fenced-off or closed construction areas, even when the contractor is not on site.

During construction, park, and trail goers are encouraged to find an alternate park or trail to enjoy. For details on parks and trails in EG, please visit the Parks Map page and use the interactive map tool. Details on each park or trail improvement project are below, to learn more click on the project name for more information.

Stay tuned to this page, subscribe to our eNewsletter or visit our Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter) pages for updates throughout the construction process.

2024 Improvement Projects

Nokiidaa Trail Resurfacing 

Trail status – Open

EG’s section of the Nokiidaa Trail, located at 1000 Green Lane from the trail head at Green Lane trail to the Tom Taylor Trail in the Town of Newmarket was repaved at the beginning of June to fix the damaged pathway. 

View the Closure Map

 King Street Park Development 

Park status – Closed

King Street Park, located at 351 King St. in Mount Albert will be closed from May 27 until July for park improvements, including:

  • New playground
  • New shade structure
  • Enhanced walkway throughout the park
  • Protective surfacing replacement
  • Tree planting

This project was approved as part of the 2024 Budget and will provide enhanced park equipment and functionality in the space. Click the buttons below for a sneak peek of what’s coming.

Be sure to visit one an alternate park during construction: 

  • Manor Forest Park, located at 13 Manor Forest Rd.
  • Vivian Creek Park, 19253 Centre St.

View the Park Plan View the Playground Rendering

Emily Park Redevelopment 

Park status – Closed

Emily Park, located at 35 Thompson Drive in Holland Landing will be closed from Monday, June 3 to August for park improvements, including:

  • New playground
  • Accessible asphalt walkways
  • New furniture
  • New landscaping/plantings

The project will bring new amenities to the 1.01-acre park, which currently small senior playground structure and an open lawn play area. Click the buttons below for a sneak peek of what’s coming.

View the Park Plan View the Playground Rendering

 Vivian Creek Trail Enhancements 

Trail status - Open

In partnership with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority improvements will be made at Vivian Creek Trail, located at 19253 Centre Street in Mount Albert to improve drainage, complete stream restoration, and enhance the wetland. The project is currently in the design phase with work scheduled from August to December 2024.

The project includes the design of a wetland to improve water quality and redirect drainage from the trail system to the proposed wetland, enhancing biodiversity, and the wildlife habitat. The project will also address the management of water and drainage within the project boundaries of Vivian Creek Park, which is causing erosion along the trail. Streambank restoration (the process of stabilizing the sides of the river) will also be completed to help improve the overall usability of the trail. Work will not impact homes and residents will receive a notice in the mail before construction begins.

Community, Parks and Recreation will submit a capital budget request for the trail enhancement portion of the project as part of the Town’s 2025 Budget. Click the button below to view the construction map.

View the Construction Map


If you have questions regarding the above projects, please email the Parks team.